How to Hire and Manage Virtual Assistants To Free Up Your Time and Grow Your Business

During the short time we’ve known Daven Michaels, we’ve seen him do some amazing things as a speaker, CEO and international trainer.

In the following video hangout with Daven Michaels, CEO of 123Employee, we cover all the in’s and outs of hiring and managing virtual assistants.

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How the video breaks down

01:55 How Davin used to design clothes for some of the biggest bands in the 80s
07:45 Getting into the virtual assistant space
13:30 How virtual assistants make your life easier
16:30 What tasks can/should be outsourced to a virtual assistant
21:57 Working “on the business” instead of “in the business”
29:00 How to manage your virtual assistant(s)
35:15 The road-map to successfully hiring a virtual assistant
47:05 How to pre-qualify virtual assistants to make sure you get the best ones
51:00 How to get a 30 day free trial with a Virtual assistant

 

Daven Michaels brings years of experience to the table and we were so glad to have the chance to pick his brain about working with virtual assistants.

Not only does he share some great content about hiring and managing virtual assistants, he also gave us lots of insight from his journey as a life-long entrepreneur.

As an entrepreneur seeking to offer opportunities for other people, Daven Michaels gets a great deal of fulfillment from his business.

However he understands that trying to be a one man show can be exhausting.

With less help than ever before, and more work to do, hiring a virtual assistant is a great way to be more efficient and save time and money in your business.

As you are considering hiring a virtual assistant, think about the following:

typing_hands1. Skills – 

Basic skills are a given when it comes to hiring a virtual assistant, but it’s important to seek other useful skills as well.

This might include anything from proofreading, typing speed, article writing and social media engagement. When looking for a virtual assistant, consider what hidden talents he or she might have that can prove to be useful for your business.

2. Communication –

It’s also important that your virtual assistant can communicate well. This is especially important if the virtual assistant is dealing with your customers. Customer reviews are a big part of any business and you want to make sure all customer interactions are positive.

Regardless of his or her native language, make sure your virtual assistant can communicate in the main language in which you conduct your business.

Communicating effectively with your virtual assistant will make your life easier and more productive as you work together.

3. Tools – 

A good virtual assistant has the necessary tools to complete each task you require.

If your virtual assistant doesn’t have all the correct tools, but has a clear understanding of how to use them, you might want to think about providing the necessary software, programs, etc. to get the job done.

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4. Affiliations – 

It’s important that you know who your potential virtual assistant is affiliated with.

A virtual assistant working with a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company, such as 123Employee, is held to higher quality assurance measures than a VA working as a solo online service provider.

As with everything else related to your business, you want to make sure you are getting the most value for every dollar spent.

We’d love to help you grow your business and build your life to pursue your passions! Contact us or leave a comment, we look forward to hearing from you.

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